Debbie Bennett, actor, designer, producer, former BPF Board Member and stalwart friend of Baltimore Community Theater, passed away on August 9, 2020. She was immensely talented. An interior designer by profession, Debbie brought to the stage a strong sense of clarity, balance, passion and humor, whether she was gracing the stage as an actor or bringing a play to life as a set designer and producer.
Debbie participated as an actor in countless BPF readings and served on our Board 2011-2013, developing for us a Strategic Business Plan. She had a wicked sense of humor, was kind, and had an unerring eye for beauty. Debbie attended The American Embassy School, studied Art History at Swarthmore College and Interior Design at The George Washington University.
Debbie acted in (among others) the BPF plays, Real Time by Mimi Teahan, Keeping the Faith by Carol Weinberg, Seafood Buffet by Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Turtle Soup by Anne Lefter, Willie Baby by Kimberley Lynne, Joe Dennison and Carol Weinberg, Amanda’s Line by Kathleen Barber, Miss Alice Plays by Rich Espey, Helena Troy by Rich Espey, and Frank Talk by Sharon Goldner. Debbie produced the BPF plays Dusting Belgrade by Ronda Cooperstein and The Blue Eye of Robert Oppenheimer by Victoria Danos. She designed the sets for Scorpions by Mark Scharf and Unraveled on the Gravel by Kevin Kostic.
The Baltimore Playwrights Festival is honored to have Debbie as part of the BPF family. She will be missed.